Elijah Hicks, and 748 CHEROKEES will be the second group of
CHEROKEES to leave the Tennessee Cherokee Agency area under
their own supervision. They are part of the forced removal
of the CHEROKEES to the Indian Territory. They will arrive
on January 4, 1839.
Today at Hard Labor, South Carolina, British Superintendent
of Indian Affairs will meet with Cherokee chiefs. They will
make a treaty which will cede 100 square miles of Cherokee
lands. The treaty will be renegotiated in two years.
Today, CHEROKEE Indians will sign the "Long Swamp" treaty
with General Andrew Pickens in Selacoa, Georgia. They will
cede land in Georgia as reparations for the fighting during
the Revolutionary War.
Today, according to CHEROKEE records, CREEK Chief William
McIntosh, representing United States Indian commissioners,
will attempt to bribe CHEROKEE leaders. For $12,000
McIntosh hopes that Chiefs John Ross and Charles Hicks, and
Council Clerk Alexander McCoy will try to convince the
CHEROKEES to cede lands to the United States. The CHEROKEE
leaders will refuse the offer with a show of indignation.
CHEROKEE sign a treaty today with Return Meigs on the Duck
River covering land north of the Tennessee River in
Kentucky and Middle Tennessee (7 stat. 93).
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